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  • Apple Pay an "iPod moment" [View news story]
    This was my point.

    "The Time article points out the first issue that is going to come up. Tim Cook announced that 220,000 merchant locations will be ready by October 2014 to accept Apple Pay payments. That sounds like a lot, right? But when you take into consideration that there are between 7 million and 9 million merchants in the United States that accept credit cards, that means only about 2.4% of all U.S. merchants have access to the technology Apple relies on for Apple Pay to work."

    How big of a fee will Apple charge both the consumer and merchant and banks to keep this alive? With every electronic transactions there are usually 3-4 fees along the digital pipeline.
    Sep 16 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay an "iPod moment" [View news story]
    I agree that the assumption that the entire world will adopt Apple as currency is total insanity. Only a minority of Apple users will even be aware of it, let alone use it.
    Sep 15 10:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay an "iPod moment" [View news story]
    There are many ways they can do that. Accessing the network the phones are on, or NFC scanners, ect.
    Sep 15 05:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay an "iPod moment" [View news story]
    Why not? They sell iPhones.
    Sep 15 05:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay an "iPod moment" [View news story]
    How do you get those numbers with a 12% market share? You are acting as if the entire population in the US or the world has and iPhone, and of those that do, will actually use the Apay...why are you assuming just because you have an iPhone that someone would use aPay?
    Sep 15 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay an "iPod moment" [View news story]
    So what is the guarantee when it gets hacked? AND IT WILL. They just painted a huge target on their backs. Now cyber attacks on Apple users will increase exponentially. If Sony, Microsoft, and the US Government can get hacked, Apple is just a matter of time before a huge breach.

    Pay pal is also offered at many stores, although NFC is not built in. Paypal should have an app that allows the user the option to pay just like Apple, they already had a head start, they fumbled.
    Sep 15 12:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Transocean: Barron's Believes Beaten Down Shares Have 33% Upside [View article]
    Yes, NATO and the US encircled Russia with containment policy. We were just as aggressive as they were. At some point, they take their revenge, as did Germany post WWI. We caused their economic collapse and a couple decades worth of humiliation. This causes people like Putin to rise to power with ambitious conquests like he is experimenting with.

    Did you see his display of a portrait of himself as king? Probably didn't even though it was on the news articles. His face is plastered everywhere, just like most dictatorial countries...Kim Jong, Hussein, ect.

    Don't be surprised if he takes advantage of US Presidential weakness. Again proving that taking on small middle eastern countries without a prayer of winning is preferable to confronting a real threat, on equal footing and technology.
    Sep 15 12:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Transocean: Barron's Believes Beaten Down Shares Have 33% Upside [View article]
    Why so people think oil companies can't make money on less than $100/boe per day?

    Most oil companies make money no matter what. They'd be making money at $40/boe, just because wall street wants obscene profit growth doesn't mean its not worth drilling for.

    With our home grown energy boom, prices will deflate a little, and that's not a bad thing. If oil companies were so worried about over supply, they wouldn't be going gangbusters on every sqft of land in the Bakkans and certainly not in such a risky place as deep water.
    Sep 15 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Transocean: Barron's Believes Beaten Down Shares Have 33% Upside [View article]
    What affects Europe affects the US directly. To play off Russia as no big deal would be a fool's errand. SDRL is In a very risky position if and when Russia annexes the eastern half of Ukraine, then maybe Estonia or another energy rich tiny nation no one will defend.
    Sep 15 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • One more thing: Here comes the Apple Watch [View news story]
    Why don't you write for windows phone 8.1 other than a tiny user base?
    Sep 10 09:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney: Terrific Company, But Stock Currently Overvalued [View article]
    I think you're kidding. SW is huge in UK, France and Germany. Try looking up the news on it on Google or youtube.
    Sep 10 09:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney: Terrific Company, But Stock Currently Overvalued [View article]
    Yes Disney is overvalued based on past quarters.

    Did you not hear that Star Wars VII comes out in less than a year? Do you not realize this will be the highest grossing movie of all time? $1 billion in the first month, easily. Then Avengers 2...which will be the second highest grossing film of all time.

    Try putting some forward looking analysis into it.
    Sep 10 12:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • One more thing: Here comes the Apple Watch [View news story]
    Iconic...lol...Tim Cook must have said this a millions times during the presentation.
    Sep 10 12:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One more thing: Here comes the Apple Watch [View news story]
    All you need to hack an iPhone is a piece of clear tape.
    Sep 10 12:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • One more thing: Here comes the Apple Watch [View news story]
    "As Tim Cook said, credit cards are antiquated and haven't changed much in 50 years. It's time for a better way to pay. "

    Ya, Tim Cook said that...so its law!

    Get it straight!
    Sep 10 12:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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